07 June 2011

Operation Write Home

Operation Write Home is about American citizens making cards for the military so that they can write home to there wives and children. Here is there mission statement:

Our Mission:
Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.
This merry band of thousands of cardmakers is made up of Americans - and citizens of other nations too - who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement. Crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated since 2007...and are on the way to a landmark one MILLION cards!
Care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to our contacts, restocking every 6-8 weeks, and are sent in time for the long journey back home to loved ones. Each box is packed with great care, alternating styles, colors, and cardmakers from all over the USA, creating "eye candy" for heroes who see only khaki around them. The topper on each box is a plastic bag filled with 20-30 letters from adults and children across the country, letters handed out especially to those in need of a positive word from the homefront.
Boxes are shipped through every week of the year, so join us anytime in sending your beautiful creations to help our heroes keep in touch with home!

I recently sent a box of cards to the USA.   I also sent an email to Operation Write Home asking if there was someone here in Australia who is sending cards to our troops, the answer was no.   I have volunteered my services here in Perth, Australia if they are needed to form an International Support for all the troops.   If you can help please go to http://operationwritehome.org/index.html for more information.    If anyone has family in the military here in Australia, could you please make enquiries about setting up an Australian Support for our troops.   You can email me rick_sammy@optusnet.com.au.    I am sure that our troops would appreciate these cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


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